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Oct 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
-- which is necessary for it to be involved in the global economy-- but also, since the government of laos doesn't have the resources necessarily to develop large-scale hydropower electric dams, the... it's being increasingly carried out by private corporations. narrator: this private development is carried out through something called a "boot scheme," which stands for build-operate-own-transfer. fox: a private corporation will build, operate, own a hydroelectric dam for a specified number of years, and then at the end of that time when they've recouped an agreed-upon profit, they hand it back to... hand it back over to the lao government. narrator: it's hoped that further hydroelectric development will provide the money needed to lift laotian living standards. the government wants to reduce poverty from 40% to ten percent by the year 2010. but it is dauntingask. the lao economy remains largely agricuural. b80% of the population is rural. only limited industry, such as cotton or silk, has begun in vientiane. literacy rates are among the world's lowest.silk, health care is another area of c
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